Challenges and Complexity of Proposal for Mitigating Thermal Bridges

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Title: Challenges and Complexity of Proposal for Mitigating Thermal Bridges

Author(s): Martha VanGeem

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 40

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 22-23

Keywords: building, insulation, energy, code

Date: 9/1/2018

Abstract:
Addendum av to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, designed to mitigate thermal bridges in the building envelope, has been released for public review. Many stakeholders are concerned with this proposed addendum, largely because its provisions have not been tried on any real projects in any U.S. jurisdiction. The article discusses complexities in the addendum and encourages practicing architects, structural engineers, and contractors to provide their comments on specific wording, sections, or the whole document.